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Getting a Job at a Big Name Brand Company is Supposed to Equal Success


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Getting a job at a big company is supposed to equal success. You're seen as someone who has made it, someone who has achieved career success. Your family and friends will be proud of you. But what if you're not happy at your job?

What if you hate going to work every day?

Is that really success?


One of the greatest decisions we make in our lives will be what we decide to do for work, and what we hope to achieve by doing it.


From an early age, the expectation to grow up and earn our place in society is ingrained in us. Go to school, study, and get a good job at a good company.


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But what if when you do get a job you're not happy? What if you feel like you're stuck in a dead-end job and you don't know what to do? The truth is you can land a job at a big brand company and still not be satisfied.


It's important to remember that your career is not your life. Just because you're not happy with your career doesn't mean you're a failure. There are many successful people who have had jobs they didn't like. The key is to find what makes you happy and pursue it.


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PRIDE IN WHERE YOU WORK

No matter where you work, be it a large company or a smaller company, it's important to feel proud of what you do. You spend the majority of your waking hours at work, so it's crucial that you're happy with what you're doing.


When you're proud of where you work and what you do, it shows in everything you do. You're more engaged and motivated, and that leads to better work and a better relationship with your employer. And when you feel good about your work, it's easier to be successful.


Work offers us unique opportunities for social engagement, a sense of achievement, and the ability to learn. According to the article 'The Power of Pride at Facebook' by Lori Goler. The most important driver of employee engagement at Facebook is pride in the company as a good employer to work for. When employees feel proud to work for a company they are more satisfied, more committed and more successful at what they do.


The below three factors play a key role here:

  1. Optimism: How much do employees believe in the company’s future?

  2. Mission: How much do employees care about the company’s vision and goals?

  3. Social good: How confident are employees that the company is making the world a better place?

So what does this mean for you? It means that if you want to be happy, you need to choose a company that you would be proud to work for. A company whose mission you believe in. A company that is making the world a better place or doing good and helping others. Career success isn't just about just getting any job or not necessarily at only big companies. It's about finding a company that you're proud to work for. One that you believe in and that is making a difference. A place to work where you can be passionate about what you do.


So, even if you're not working for a big brand name company, don't discount the importance of feeling pride in what you do. That's the kind of success that will last.


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WHAT TO VALUE IN A JOB BESIDES THE COMPANY NAME

There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new job, not just the company name. Considering you'll be spending a lot of time at work, it's important to find a place where you're happy and can progress in your career development. Being happy is the first step to anything that we want to do successfully. Otherwise, you'll just be going through the motions, counting down the days until the weekend. And is that really what you want?


Some important factors in a job to consider include:

- work that you love

- work that you are good at

- working on something meaningful

- challenging and interesting work

- career growth potential